Arian Foster seems to be going through a tough time right now. First and foremost, the Houston Texans running back is currently on the shelf following back surgery. A bad disc in his back cost him the second half of 2013 and there are certainly no guarantees that he’ll be the same player upon his return in 2014. Now, that’s been somewhat pushed to the back burner, because a woman has come out and claimed that Foster is the father of her unborn child.
The woman in question is Brittany Norwood, a 20-year old college student. Norwood claims that she’s carrying Foster’s baby and that the two had a relationship that lasted over a year (while Foster was married). Foster hasn’t come out and denied that the child is his, but he is going to court over the issue. Foster is requesting a gag order because he claims Norwood is using her pregnancy as a publicity stunt and for the subject matter of her new reality show that’s in the works.
On a side note, Norwood dressed up as a ‘gold digger’ for Halloween in 2012. That fact is of course making people call her character into question.
All in all, one word can describe this situation – drama. For Foster it’s become a ‘baby mama drama’ situation, and you really hate to see that kind of thing happen. Especially, when Norwood is claiming that she was repeatedly pressured by Foster to abort the child.
It’s safe to say that things are complicated right now in the life of Arian Foster. Texans fans are hoping that his girlfriend situation won’t spill over into 2014, but more than anything else, that he’ll be healthy and ready to go for training camp. However, all of that is no doubt playing second fiddle at the moment.